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potential costs. investigators believe that it may have started because cl othes were too close to a furnace in the basement. she managed to rescue her son by tossing the child out the window. the two-month old is ok and she did not want to talk on camera, and understandably so. and neighbors showed us these photos of the victims. batman's name is carol stuart -- is carol stuart iii. she managed to jump to safety from a second-floor window. her sister barbara hopkins says
that nancy was the primary care giver of the children and she believes she died trying to save lives. she lost her son. family members say a 7-year-old also perished in the fire. fire officials say the victims were found on the second floor in a back bedroom. >> you could see the fire coming out of the window. and they were trying to get them out the best they can, but it was rolling. >> two firefighters were badly hurt during the inferno. 1 fell through the basement and landed on top of another firefighter. both were taken to the burn center with non life-threatening issues -- injuries. fire officials say there is no evidence to support arson. wbal-tv 11 news.
>> meanwhile, three more city firefighters are recovering from injuries they sustained from this fire. this is what the home looks like now in southeast baltimore. we're told all the firefighters are in stable condition, dealing with burns to hands and faces. the fire broke out in the basement of the home. no word on what started the fire. >> and an investigation into a fire in edgewood. is broke out along the 200 block of canard avenue. crews were able to rescue the one person inside that building. no word on their condition tonight. investigators are searching for a cause and an origin. meanwhile, investigators do know the cause of the fire that raged through this church in potomac heights.
someone poured accelerants and lit it. by the time firefighters arrived, the flames had burned themselves out. investigators are searching for clues and the arsonists behind it. >> clarence mitchell ii has died. we have more on his life and legacy. >> clarence mitchell iii died early this morning after a long battle with cancer. >> he was a state delegate, then elected to the maryland senate and served in the senate until 1986. a champion of civil rights, when first elected, he was one of the nation's youngest legislators. his son was also a delicate and
is now a radio host here at wbal. >> i celebrate the great live that my father lived. the story he presented to all of us who are beneficiaries of his public policy initiative. >> his nephew says his uncle was a man like no other. he taught him about politics. >> he taught us what it meant to campaign, let's just say. he taught us how to knock on doors. he taught us to be close to people peeping he taught us about organization. you cannot just go out there and put your name on the ballot and expect people to votes. he said you always have to stay close to the people. he was the consummate politician and the consummate campaigner. >> but there were hard times. he served 16 months in federal prison after being convicted in
1987 of influence peddling. >> he had a smile on his face. he was just stronger. you know, they are not going to beat me down. he refused to let people beat him down. and even up into his passing, he was fighting. i saw him last week. >> no one's life is perfect. he would be the first to tell you he had many challenges in his life. but what he did with his children and his grandchildren -- a sense to do something for something else. >> at this time, funeral arrangements are pending. wbal-tv 11 news. >> fall weather across the region today. bright sunny skies. the atmosphere is bone dry right now. which means this front kicking up showers in the great lakes
will moved here and pretty much all card. we may get a passing sprinkle in the western maryland mountains. pretty chilly. only 61 degrees in downtown baltimore right now. up in the bronx, no weather problems anticipated. that west wind continues throughout the evening. a west wind in the bronx carries the ball out. we will see what happens with the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> well, after a very tough 12- inning loss to the new york yankees, the orioles are going to try to save the post-season. >> you know they are. it was a scrappy battle from the start. tonight, everything is on . we begin team coverage with lowell melser.
>> but let's start with breaking news in balding yankees manager joe girardi? >> that is correct. his father jerry passed away on saturday after a long battle with dementia and alzheimer's. he chose not to tell anybody about this. he was hoping to wait until monday, which he was assuming would be an off day to bury his father, and he would not missed the workout. he only told a very few people close to him. his father passed away and he has been keeping that with him since saturday. as far as the orioles are concerned, a very different thing to deal with. the orioles absolutely have to win, and coming back after a crushing defeat -- that is the biggest challenge of the season without question. >> the orioles recipe of good
pitching -- get a lead late and never let go. that only prove to be the stage dressing for raul ibanez's greatest at-bat in post-season history. >> we have to put the slots behind as. you cannot dwell on these things. we know we should have won this game. it got away from us. there is no turning back. we have the same attitude and the same mentality we have had since the first day of spring training. have fun. let it fly. >> if you want a silver lining, look back at game two. jim johnson with a resilience when. who better to buckle up then the birds?
the press conferences about 10 minutes away. right now, for taking your mind up the series -- lowell has some ideas. >> the bronx is full of baseball history. on the westa place side of manhattan that offers a great trip down memory lane. in korea town, a baseball and beer-lover's paradise. the owner showed us his very impressive collection, which includes more than 2700 signed baseballs, more than 700 bottle heads, jerseys, and other memorabilia. and to answer your question, of course. they have plenty of orioles' scott. >> i have one and signed bal
andl and one by jim palmer, eddie murray. >> the next time you're in new york city, it might be worth it to stop by foley's, and you can feel at ease rooting for the orioles because you are simply among fans of the game. >> oh, it is pretty cool, you know? it is a rivalry, but there is no animosity. >> coming up at 6:00, there is are ravens are on the east side of manhattan seeing a lot of orange -- ravens bar scene a lot of orange lately. that is a great place to check out the game. for now, we are live at yankee stadium in the bronx. wbal-tv 11 news. >> you give and to give and to give.
will get him. he keeps finding great stories. and he has become a fan favorite. so, let's see you. send your pictures to u l ocal. >> he needs a ball cap for his collection. >> an evacuation of residents and businesses. >> we will tell you the story behind the traffic mess when we come back. plus -- >> he was on top of me and i responded by punching back. >> he was just about to open up about bullying when he was attacked on-camera. what school officials said to do about it. >> a new state audit critical of
impacting buildings along marryat st.. customers are no longer affected. -- buildings along marriot street. >> and investigations under way after a student about to be interviewed was bullied on camera. it happened at new brunswick station. he said he had been attacked as cool, targeted online through cyber bullion for years, and as he was getting ready to speak on camera, our reporter told us three boys approached and one of them hit him in the head. >> he pushed me out of the way. the student was chasing me. and all his friends were chasing me. and i ran and got some help. >> school officials are taking action. they say the first step is to
identify the students involved. then they will investigate further and figure out whether to take disciplinary action. >> now your 11 insta-weather plus forecast. >> high pressure building back end to the mid-atlantic part of the northeast today, producing at a nice october the. sunny skies, cool and dry. hey, great baseball whether. a little on the chilly side. showers in the great lakes will hold off. really, it will not hang around here tomorrow afternoon. we are not anticipating problems in the bronx. it will be clear. temperatures around 57. this temperatures will fall into the low 50's as the evening wears on. we have those west to southwest breezes through much of the
evening. we have clear and dry air. those temperatures will fall quickly through the evening. upper 50's in the northern suburbs. expect chilly temperatures by early tomorrow morning. 47 downtown. we are underneath an area of high pressure now that will be drifting off the eastern seaboard tonight and tomorrow. tomorrow afternoon, this thought comes rolling through. most of the energy -- this front comes rolling through. most of the energy will be in new england. it might kick up a shower in the mountains. all we are expecting in baltimore is really the wind. there is cooler coming out of canada again. once again, those weekend temperatures will be dropping below normal. we will see a partly cloudy sky through central maryland right about the middle part of the dead. then we have winds at 20, 25
miles per hour. that means a beautiful saturday. perfect for a running festival. it might be a little cool for the morning. it might foster freezing conditions. with bright, sunny skies and light winds, it will be ideal for running. most of the day will be in the 50's, and it will be milder on sunday. the showers in the lakes will get here the beginning of next week. partly cloudy skies. west 2 nw winds in the afternoon. on the day tomorrow, a small craft advisory again. that fund will kick up the wins -- that front will pick up the winds. in western maryland where the autumn glory festival is underway, not a bad looking
weekend all. especially since the fall color is nearing its peak in garrett county. look for some sunshine for a couple of days with highs in the 60's, a little on the breezy side tomorrow. we have the festival on saturday. ideal conditions. partly cloudy for ravens football. then we have to deal with a few showers in the area next monday. >> in tonight's medical alert, just in the last 45 minutes or so, state health officials have confirmed four more marylanders have been identified with that rare fungal infection. the cdc has been tracking anyone who may have received the contaminated shots and they have
pinpointed 90% of the. the steroid was recalled in 20 states. meanwhile, the cdc says prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the united states. often overdose happens because on wanted medications are improperly stored at home. 70% of kids get drugs from friends and relatives. disposing of prescription drugs can save a life, but it can also be dangerous to flush them or throw them in the garbage. if you would like a list of disposal sites, go to wbaltv.com. new research shows the more testosterone a man has, the more honest he had -- he is. they applied the gel and a placebo.
>> tonight we are learning a liver problem is to blame for the death of of panda cub. the cause of death was liver necrosis. the cub was born on september 16. the birth came as a surprise as a zoo officials were not sure if the mother was still fertile. >> in tonight's education alert, a state audit just out gives the baltimore city school system a
failing grade for bookkeeping. it reveals a pattern of overtime and overpayment to employees and contractors. >> the mayor has called on the school and the school board members to fix the problem. tim tooten joins us. where is the problem? >> there are no easy answers for a school system that is already- strapped. this audit comes as no surprise. school officials do agree there is lots of room for improvement. the audit covers years 2009 and 2010. and appears the but stopped at central office -- the buck stopped at central office. in one case, an employee was given a leave payment, twice. >> when we looked at over time,
we saw a number of discrepanc ies where payments being made could not be supported by the record and supervisors could not explain why it there were those discrepancies. >> and the school system has done a poor job of that collection. they found that the district was owed more than $4 million for accounts past due more than 60 days. >> they have to establish better collection policies to make sure amounts that are owed are being paid to. especially for employees who have not fulfilled certain work commitments they are responsible for. >> the school system also could not account for more than 1200 computers, which included at least 32 laptops. the district was also criticized for wasting money on on used school buildings. since then, the school has completed an independent facilities audit. the city school ceo responded to
the findings in a letter to school employees. he said "would take the audit recommendations extremely seriously. we also welcome them in the same way we welcome the many internal and an external audits that are conducted each year on city schools." but the mayor believes the damaging report may impact state money next year. and that is a major concern. we have the entire document on our website, wbaltv.com. click on education. very interesting. >> very interesting. >> still to come -- they may not win the election with the running mates, but could they lose it? >> joe biden and paul ryan go head-to-head in kentuckyor the first and only time tonight. a live report, next. >> they said to go home. >> from living on the streets to running through them. anthony blue's inspirational
right here to baltimore. a twenty-five million dollar investment... that'll create five hundred new jobs. all right here. today, marylanders are spending $500 million gaming... in other states. let's keep it here. i'm chad barnhill, and we're ready to build right here. we're ready, and it's real. and all that has to happen... is question seven. >> live, local, late breaking. you are watching wbal tv 11 at 5:00 p.m. with stan stovall, donald hamilton, tom tasselmyer, and sky team 11 covering the news where you live. >> whoo!
[cheering] >> right now, in the countdown to the november election, same- sex marriage is quickly becoming one of the most polarizing issues on the ballot. its bird a controversial decision -- it spurred a controversial decision from dow your debts university in washington. >> some students from the university of maryland have been rallying in support of same-sex marriage. we are kicking off our commitment 2012 coverage. >> the voter registration deadline is just five days away and this rally was all about getting students registered and motivated to vote yes to same- sex marriage. >> first step is getting registered. the second step is making sure they know which way to vote on the issue. know if we get hundreds of students at the polls, the vast
majority will be voting for our party. >> this election is huge. and has implications for a number of things that we are really excited about. >> all right, the voter registration deadline is october 16. at 6:00, we will have much more from the speakers at the rally. >> all right. a high-stakes match up between vice-president joe biden and his opponent congressman paul ryan. they will face off in danville, kentucky in the first and only vice-presidential debate. we're live with what we can expect tonight. good evening, sally. >> good evening, stan. they are all set for tonight's match up. wildfires presidential debates do not traditionally get a lot of attention or have much
impact, analysts say this time could be different. welcome to the thrill in the ville, as locals call it. >> we are excited. we have contacted a lot of business owners that think this will really jump-start their business. >> vice president joe biden arrived this afternoon. republican congressman paul ryan has been here since last night. after mitt romney's strong showing in last week's presidential debate and the shake-up in the polls, the pressure is on like never before. for joe biden, it is like -- is about stopping the momentum of the other side. >> calling out the inconsistencies of the other side. and that would be considered a win for him. >> and for ryan? >> to make a good case for his budget proposals in a way that average people can understand.
it is hard to discuss these things without delving too much into the wonky details. >> outside the debate hall, organizers are holding a party. >> i am supporting ryan and i just want to hear what they have to say. >> i came to support obama and to listen to the debate and be here to say, kentucky, we have obama supporters here. >> the debate will cover foreign and domestic issues. it will be divided into nine different segments lasting about 10 minutes each. we understand biden will get the first question and ryan will get the last word. wbal-tv 11 news. >> how aggressive can we expect the candidates to be tonight? >> i think we could see joe biden in an attack mode tonight. they say he really needs to be
on the offensive to regain some of that lost momentum after last week's presidential debate. but at the same time, paul ryan is not going to give up any ground. they say he will be bringing his a game so we could be in for a spirited debate. >> all right. thank you. the debate is as close as your fingertips. you can see the event in real time with our commitment 2012 smartphone app. our coverage will start at 9:00 right here on tv 11. >> here's a look of some of our other top stories of this hour. investigators believe that clothes were left to close to at a furnace. that is what started this deadly fire that took the lives of four young children and one adult. firefighters responded to the call around to not be dragged around 2:00 a.m.
one woman and her child managed to escape through a second-floor window. and former maryland lawmaker clarence mitchell iii has passed away. we are told that he died at a hospital being treated for lung cancer. he was 72 years old. funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. and joe saunders will again be on the mound for the orioles as they try to stay alive in the american league. they one -- they lost with a walled off home run in extra innings. tonight's game is scheduled for 7 blog 30. we have live team coverage from yankee stadium coming up at 6:00. >> breaking news right now out of north baltimore. sky team 11 over what appears to be a shooting investigation. let's send it up to captain roy taylor.
what is going on? >> this is the 1700 block of charles the. a victim has been shot, shot multiple times. police are looking for the suspect. they do have a description. the problem is the injuries are so severe, they have requested homicide been notified. capt. retailer. >> all right, captain ron, thank you. back in court for an odd reason. >> hal the facial hair could delay his murder trial. >> a local man training for the baltimore running festival, but this is by far not his greatest challenge. details, next.
as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i wouldn't want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, so i shouldn't deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. i support this law because it doesn't force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6.
not the girl. they have not identified the body. jessica disappeared on her walk to school nearly a week ago. the body was found in a park last night about 6 miles from her neighborhood. police have not said whether it is the body of a child. today and appeals court -- an appeals court hears whether the facial hair should delay the trial of one of the worst shootings in u.s. history. nidal hassan believes to die without a beard is a sin. the prosecution believes that he grew the beard so witnesses could not identify him. >> the state department says that the confirmation of the
person who will succeed in libya it is pending. he will continue to work ambassador chris stevens did before he died this past september. >> parents, if your kids have sell funds, this is something you may want to know. -- cell phone is, this is something you may want to know. >> that is ahead in our consumer alert. plus -- >> i have been hungry for hours. some people have been hungry for days and weeks. >> this young lady made a life changing decision. but journey to the ravens' honor row. >> if your forecast details, coming up.
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the baltimore run 2012. this year may be in the biggest run no. participants from 36 countries will be pounding the pavement. if it translates to big money for the city and local charities. >> last year alone, the impact to the local economy was $30 million. since the inception of this event, it was $225 million. >> that is pretty amazing. this is the sixth year in a row that all the adult races are sold out. the man is running as a symbol of all far he has come since he was behind bars and homeless on the streets of baltimore. >> i've played all kinds of sports. i never thought their running would make a person feels so good. >> feeling good is what keeps
anthony blue training for his first-ever half marathon. he is a member of the helping up mission. they are survivors like blue, led a life of using drugs. >> i started smoking marijuana. by the age of 23, i was doing marilyn. >> landing him in and out of jail -- i was doing heroin. >> he has a full-time job cleaning up floors at the university of maryland. his addiction now is exercise. >> i come home and everybody is all cheerful, for " 30 in the morning, smiling, ready to run. -- four-o'clock 30 in morning, smiling, ready to run. >> he is coming to the program,
started running, has moved on, is working. so, good things happen. a very good role model. >> it is more a personal story than anything. you get out coming to run. you don't know if you can make the next step or two. >> 13 miles will be a challenge, he says. but he knows something about that. >> my challenge has changed. i was working everyday and doing the things i need to do to make me a better person. >> jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> powerful stuff. i have a feeling he is going to make it. we are your exclusive on for the baltimore running festival. you can watch it on tv or wbaltv.com. our on-air coverage begins saturday at 5:00 a.m.
>> now your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tassel minor -- tom tasselmyer. >> clear skies, light winds, cool temperatures. this about what you would expect in october in baltimore. it will be like this again on saturday the way it is shaping up. 62 degrees for the high today. the average is 68. we are actually running a little below normal this time of year, but again it makes a great for running. 27 is the record low. the outlying suburbs will have the coldest temperatures of the season to start the day on saturday. right now temperatures are in the 50's and 60's. the showers in the great lakes will fall apart as they drift south and east. looking good for tonight. clear skies. a little on the chilly said.
47 downtown. sunset just after 6:30 this evening. clear, cool conditions deny. and again, that front. partly cloudy skies. reenforcing shot of equal, fall air. -- reenforcing shot of that cool fall heir. kind of a breezy day tomorrow. we have a small craft revisory on the day. out of western maryland, a decent 20% chance of a shower. lots of sunshine on saturday. eastern shore locations -- partly cloudy skies and gusty wind. we start the weekend with sunshine. a couple -- temperatures running a little below normal.
low 60's on saturday. and by the way, it is still hurricane season. clubs and showers in east of the bahamas -- this is tropical storm patty. is expected to drift a little to the southwest. it will probably only survive another day or two before it falls apart. 16 named storms. thankfully a lot of them staying away from major land areas. great football weather with a high of 71. been showers arrive on monday. -- then showers arrive on monday. partly cloudy next week. >> in tonight's consumer alert, good news on the foreclosure front. a report shows u.s. foreclosures dropped. this is the second consecutive
monthly decline in filings. and foreclosures fell 20% from august, 15% from a year earlier. they are at the lowest level since 2007. meanwhile, just in time for travelers traveling during the thanksgiving holiday, fares are on the rise. so far only dealt that has begun matching of the fare hikes. others need to follow for the height to be a success. so far, six fare hikes have succeeded. on your next flight, it is thanks to something you may have overlooked completely. they have replaced the 12 large windows in the air traffic control tower. when we say large, we mean really big, folks.
each window weighs 800 pounds. they tell us that they had to be replaced due to stringent faa regulations. the new glass will give personnel and unobstructed view of incoming and outgoing flights. if you ever got nervous walking alone at night, guess what? there is now an app for that. it is a virtual panic button and it is already saving lives. it is called "be safe." just select these contacts as what are called "guardians." >> i think it is great. it is dangerous sometimes to walk to your car or something. if you have somebody walking behind you -- you wish somebody would call or that you could call somebody but you do not want to make it too obvious. >> how do you know where you
are? here is how. it has real time tracking so one of your guardians can literally monitor you as you will come by yourself that i. ask and i have got the -- as you walk home by yourself at night. asked and i have got the answer. >> there are 7 billion people in your. that is roughly one for every 100 million people. if you are wondering where all those subscriptions are, china and india. >> interesting. thank you. more than $400,000. that is how much city taxpayers are paying on the mayor's executive protection last fiscal year. and many are saying why are those costs going up? we tried to get answers from city hall, new at 6:00.
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sarah caldwell has our spotlight. >> a program in baltimore city. the girls seven up for hours, beds made, uniforms on. all under the watchful eye of the house manager who wears many hats. >> basically i am a mentor and role model for the girl's. >> one thing they are lacking in their own homes. the program has provided educational, financial, and emotional support for young people. what makes them unique? they choose to be here. they are a group of amazing girls who came here voluntarily to improve their own lives. now they are improving the lives of others. they're doing it through community outreach, from feeding the hungry at daily bread --
>> some people have been hungry for days and weeks. that is not right. >> it lets you know that you do not have the worst situation. there is always someone who has it worse than you and that makes you appreciate what you have. >> the boys and girls organization is getting a big reward for its members selflessness, the honor roll at the ravens and. >> i probably -- i don't know. i will probably be in shock. >> the biggest raven s&p 500 house down -- the biggest ravens man in the house is hands down the house manager. >> there will be a lot of that on sunday. but she will be cheering for her girls. >> they work really hard. they do their schoolwork.
i am just very proud. it brings tears to my eyes peeping every day i get to see them grow. -- it brings tears to my eyes. every day i get to see them grow. >> what an exceptional group of young ladies their. that is all for as of 5:00. >> big benefits for top officials that only get more expensive. >> national coming out day and a rally to support same-sex marriage. >> and believe it or not, there are places to watch the orioles right here in new york city. i will have that story as 11 news at 6:00 start right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news. live, local, late breaking. >> good evening, everyone. >> good evening, everyone. tracking